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UFC Vegas 38 Reactions & UFC Vegas 39 Picks | Care/Don’t Care Podcast

Sorry cry babies! It’s time for another of our infamous and patented Care/Don’t Care Podcasts, with your talent: Eugene S. Robinson, and Stephie Haynes. The format of the show is to review the prior weeks picks & then to announce each fight on the upcoming card, commenting on which upcoming fights are hot and which fights are not - for UFC Vegas 39: Dern vs. Rodriguez

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It’s time for another one of our infamous and patented Care/Don’t Care Podcasts, with your talent: the astounding Eugene S. Robinson, author of “Fight: Everything You Wanted to Know About Ass-Kicking but Were Afraid You’d Get Your Ass Kicked for Asking” and host of the ‘Eugene S. Robinson Show Stomper!’ Podcast, and co-host of the ‘If The Shoes Fit’ Podcast, along with the indubitable John S. Nash, our chief financials columnist and co-host of our ‘Show Money’ Podcast... he is also one of the co-hosts of the ‘If The Shoes Fit’ Podcast; the trio is moderated by the lovely Stephie Haynes, of Bloody Elbow’s ‘The Level Change’ Podcast and ’The Mookie & Crookie Show’ Podcast.

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The format of the show is to review the prior weeks’ picks & then to announce each fight on the upcoming card, quickly commenting on which fights are hot, and which fights are not, based on relevancy to the sport as a whole. This format of “Caring” or “Not Caring” about each bout is geared to our listeners who consider themselves to be “Casual MMA Fans”. This effort is in the hopes that we can steer you towards fights that affect rankings, title contention, have significant meaning, or are sure to be “must see tv” fights; therefore saving you the tedium of watching every fight on every card – or perhaps missing out on something you might have otherwise skipped.

UFC Vegas 38 REACTIONS – 7:45

Overall, this now 12-bout card saw two exhilarating first round finishes, five impressive KO/TKO’s, one sweet submission, and five hard-fought decisions, two split. Rounding things out, bonuses for putting forth POTN efforts went to Casey O’Neill and Silva de Andrade; FOTN honors went to no one tonight. What a great night of fights we have to share with you, join us to discuss all the action...

Here’s a look at the fight card, updated fight records & results —


At 24:10 — 12. Thiago Santos (22-9) DEF. Johnny Walker (18-6) – DEC, Unanimous

At 21:35 — 11. Kevin Holland (21-7-0) vs. Kyle Daukaus (10-2-0) – Ends in a No Contest, Accidental Headbutt

At 21:24 — 10. Niko Price (15-5) DEF. Alex Oliveira (22-11)DEC, Unanimous

At 20:03 — 9. Krzysztof Jotko (23-5) DEF. Misha Cirkunov (15-7) DEC, Split

At 19:20 — 8. Alexander Hernandez (13-4) DEF. Mike Breeden (10-4) – KO/TKO, Overhand Right at 1:20 of Rd 1

At 18:24 — 7. Jared Gordon (18-4) DEF. Joe Solecki (11-3) – DEC, Split

At 16:29 — 6. Casey O’Neill (8-0) DEF. Antonina Shevchenko (9-4)KO/TKO, G&P at 4:47 of Rd 2, Total 9:47

At 13:36 — 5. Karol Rosa (15-3) DEF. Bethe Correira (11-6) – DEC, Unanimous

At 12:56 — 4. Jamie Mullarkey (14-4) DEF. Devonte Smith (11-3) KO/TKO, Punches at 2:51 of Rd 2, Total 7:51

At 11:07 — 3. D’ Silva de Andrade (27-4) DEF. Gaetano Pirrello (15-7) – KO/TKO, Counter Left Hook at 2:04 of Rd 1

At 10:52 — 2. Stephanie Egger (6-2) DEF. Shanna Young (7-4) – KO/TKO, G & P at 2:22 of Rd 2, Total 7:22

At 8:00 — 1. Alejandro Perez (22-8) DEF. Johnny Eduardo (28-13)SUB, Modified Armbar at 4:13 of Rd 2, Total 9:13

UFC VEGAS 39 PICKS – 28:46

At this point in the show we offer you our ‘disclaimer’ and then our trio will go about predicting the UFC Vegas 39 bout sheet, leading their way up to our Co-Main Event, and wrapping up the C/DC quick-picks portion of the show with the Main Event. This UFC on ESPN+ event will take place from the APEX Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada, this Saturday, October 9th., 2021.

Here’s a look at the fight card & records for the upcoming event via (bout order subject to change):


11. 115lbs: Marina Rodriguez (14-1) vs. Mackenzie Dern (11-1) – At 38:11, 3 Cares

10. 170lbs: Randy Brown (13-4) vs. Jared Gooden (18-6) – At 35:46, 2 Cares

9. 125lbs: Tim Elliott (17-11-1) vs. Matheus Nicolau (16-2-1) – At 34:45. 2 Cares

8. 125lbs: Mariya Agapova (9-2) vs. Sabina Mazo (9-2) – At 33:54

7. 185lbs: Phil Hawes (11-2) vs. Deron Winn (7-2) – At 32:58, 1 Care

6. 135lbs: Chris Gutierrez (16-3-2) vs. Felipe Colares (10-2) – At 32:37

5. 185lbs: Laureano Staropoli (9-4) vs. Jamie Pickett (11-6) – At 32:21

4. 265lbs: Alexander Romanov (14-0) vs. Jared Vanderaa (12-5) – At 30:56, 1 Care

3. 145lbs: Charles Rosa (14-5) vs. Damon Jackson (18-4-1) – At 30:40

2. 115lbs: Lupita Godinez (5-1) vs. Sam Hughes (5-3) – At 30:27

  1. 155lbs: Charlie Ontiveros (11-7) vs. Steve Garcia (11-4) – At 30:14

Be sure to follow Eugene on twitter @EugeneSRobinson, and of course you can catch Stephie @CrooklynMMA, and twice a week she’s on @MookieNCrookie AND @LevelChangePod.

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